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I am not at all familiar with this boat. Is it considered a boat of substantial construction, worthy of extended cruising?
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A lot of the Creekmores were custom built or owner finished. I believe that Creekmore built a number of very different 30 footers over the years but none would be high on my list of boats ''worthy of extended cruising''. People go cruising in all kinds of boats so I am not saying that you could not go cruising in a Creekmore 30, just that it is less than ideal.

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Why do you think a Creekmore 30 is less than ideal for cruising? Regards, Jeffrey
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Two weekends ago I bought a Creekmore 34. Before sailboat was bought I did research and am still doing internet research on Creekmore boats. Years ago I read about sailing in mags for 10 years or longer, so therefore I stand to be corrected. I will mention some of the information that I've decerned.
First point is most sailboat owners think the boat they own is one of the best ever made. I bought thd second boat that I went to see and not wanting to sell the farm seems to be a good buy for me. I have some work to do, but know how to do the work. I never found any bad vibs or bad sailing habits of research done on the Creekmore sailboats 30 feet and up. The Creekmore's in good shape hold a very high resale value from ads that I have observed. Check for proof.
One thing to watch out for is hull delamination of cored hulls. I did not want a cored lower hull. I learned this from friends who have leaking land yachts (motor homes). I have read that on the Creekmore's hull is 1 inch thick fiberglase below the waterline.
I have been told by people in the know that the 34 is a blue water boat and has a very strong keel and hull. If the Creekmore long Keel design was bad, then it would not have been so successful by other builders. The diesel engine is the prefered aux power in a sail boat for more than one reason.
Some reasons that I can think of is fuel safty, torque power, lower engine crusing rpm, longer engine life "possible from better fuel luberication".
I did not have a survey done on the boat that I bought which is the wrong thing for 9 out of 10 used boat buyers to do. I bought the boat that I could do repair on, stay out of debit, live aboard and be sailing the Gulf of Mexico in six months or more. Anybody have any free download information on Perkins marine 50 hp engine. I believe it's a 500 series. This past weekend I was down at the slip working on boat and got to talking to one of the local licensed boat captains and asked him if he thought my boat was a blue water boat. He pointed to the slips on other side of channel and said the blue 20' sailing yacht was a blue water boat. He gave me the type of boat, I dont recall type, and said that type had documented ocean crossings. My conclusion is the stronger the hull plus rigging and longer hull/kell design lead to better sailability which equates to improved crusier comfort and floatability especially during storm conditions.

I would like to communicate with other Creekmore owners on amateur radio,
40 or 20 mtrs would be fine.

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Sounds like we are in the same "boat". I too just purchased (3 weeks ago) a 34' creekmore from a friend whose family lived aboard for the last 6 years. Boat is in great condition, except needs new trans. Once that is done, I am looking forward to some great times on this boat. Everything I have read and heard so far indicates that this creekmore is ready to go "round the world!" Only time will tell, but I trust my friend who has sailed this one all over the carribbean. Since each Creekmore is customized by the owner, it would be hard to say what you have...but hopefully you are sitting as good as I think I am. I will post some pics when I have time. Please do the same!
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